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Jan 28, 2010 5:30pm EST
. they came to the united states and theunited states reonded help them. in afghanistan, it's not so clear that the initiative is coming from th local counities. it ems much more iven by the ternational community to address e security situation, and that mns that the dynamics are gog to be very different than what they were iniraq. >> in term of the obstaes to the approach afghanistan, whatould you sayhe main ones are, tt did not exist in iraq? >> the ma one is that in afghanistan,he talib is integrated into ny communities. the reason why can be difficult to tl taliban mbers from nontaliban members, they're integrat into the commity and theirisputes are localized there. in iraq, they were ousiders that camin, and itas ea to tell who they were. the great diffilty in afghanistan is thathey're integrated into th community and that makes it very diffict to come up wit permanent solutions to t kind of nflicts that are goingon. yalties can shift very quickly in ahanistan to favor whichever si is wing. >> okay. thank you very mucfor joining us. >> thankou. >>> iran escaled its cmpaign today
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Jan 14, 2010 5:30pm EST
% to 3% in weeks. and subsidize imports from the united states flood the country forcing many o hai's farmers out ofbusiness, off theirarms and into urban sls. arised's secon term president end in him being oustedgain. support for him still runs high in iti's poor neighbooods. the united states sent troops, and the united nations authoriz a peaceeping mission to pacify the gangs and some say the aristeed supporters in t country'sslum. the u.n.ission has been controversial in haiti. accused of killing indiscriminately the people 's suppos to beprotecting. since 2006, the country has continued struggle for stabilit in 08, foururricanes kild at least 800 pple and caused more than a billion dollars in damage. oath last year it did international financial institutio and the united states finally cance haiti's 1$1.2 billi debt. the u.n. has appointe clinton its special envoy f haiti as international aid begins flowing into the cotry once again, the queion remains. can a former u.s. president and ign aid really deal with the afrshocks of haiti's history? avi lewis, al jazeer >> f moreon hait
WETA
Jan 20, 2010 11:00pm EST
, have to be honest with you. i love thenited states, i mire the united states. >> rose: and you're heavily invested he. >> yes,the united states is t leader of the world. it's going to be t leader of the world formany years to come. forget china's going to come out you'reown. >> rose: thameans? >> when you have a coury has $14 trillion of cumulive debt and its g.d.p. around $14 million and both competin that's not good. >> rose: debt or d.p.? >> yes. and wn youave a buet deaf sit of a trillion dolrs going for the foreseeable fuer, it's unacceptable. when you he economic vices that hit youadly and it was contagious, things a not we were the but you can get o of it. >> rose: prince alwaleed bi talal for the ur next. ( coca-cola 5-note mmonic ) captioning sponsored by rose communicaons from our studios in w york city, is is charlie rose. rose: princeal alwaleed bin talal is here. 's chairman of the kickdom investment company. "forbes" ranks him asne of the wod's 25ost wlthiest ople. "tim mazine dubbed him the arabian warren buett. his fi has major stakes in banks, hotel and mea coanie
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Jan 21, 2010 12:00pm EST
politically, fancially, with the crisis you'r in rit now, new a mess. new a mess in t united states, i have to be hones with you. i love the united states, admire the united ates. >> rose: a you're heavily invested here. >>es, the united stateis the leader othe world. it's gng to be the leader of the wod for many years to come. foet china's goin to come out you're down. rose: that means? >> when yohave a country has $14 trilli of cumulative debt anits g.d.p. around $14 millioand both competing, that's notood. >>ose: debt or g.d.p.? >> yes. and when you have a budget deaf sit of a trillion dollars going for the foreseeab fueler, it's unacceptable. when you have economic ces that hit you badly andt was contagio, things are not we were the but you can get o of it. >> rose: prince alwaleed bi talal for the ur next. ( coca-cola 5-note mmonic ) captioning sponsored by rose communicaons from our studios in w york city, is is charlie rose. rose: princeal alwaleed bin talal is here. 's chairman of the kickdom investment company. "forbes" ranks him asne of the wod's 25ost wlthiest ople. "tim mazine d
WETA
Jan 27, 2010 5:30pm EST
>>> tonighon "worldfocus" -- >>> united state reportedly is more dply involved. >>> united states and russia move oser to a n deal to reduce nuclear arm. has esident obama succeedn the resetting relations with moscow? >>> the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the ayou wi nazi death camp, we will show you how survivors are coping all these years later. >>> and the smas hit "avatar" makesits way to cina. it's that or a new film about the life of confucius. >>> from the difrent perspectiv of reporters and analysts from around the glo, this is "worldfocus." major support has been proded by rosalind p. walter anthe peter g. peterson foundaon, dedicated promoting fiscal responsibility and aressing key economic challenges fang americs future. and additional fding is proved by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'daljit dhaliwal in new york. we begin tonight with the issue of terrorism and the escalating battle against i in yen. shortly after the attempted bombing of t u.s. jetliner o christmas day, t brith govement called an internatiol meeting on yen ere the suspected bomber
WETA
Jan 21, 2010 5:30pm EST
before it wi catch up with the per capita income of e united states. what's the best gauge of the economy may well be what you'll see on the ground. beijing, t financial crisis has been a story they've read i th papers peopleorried earlier this year, there ar a lot of signs that at let in corner, cha, things are okay. it blds confidenc especiay when so many other countrie are suffering from arecession. but the government ss 8% is the minimum neededo keep this economy going. there's a beli that the mo rrible times are over, which meantheargets set for 2010 maywell be even higher. messa khan al jazeera, beijing. >>the number ofmericans filing for unploymentenefits increased by an unexpect 36,0 last month to 2,000. in europe, lloyd's banki group said it will cut another >> and then you pull back. >> do you ink chi isaware there could be this growing bubble and what to do. >> money can be so cheap you inflate bubbles toughout your econy. ina made the cision that they wanted to hve theisk of bubbles, the risk of inflation by keeping their economy growing. more importantly, hurting the
WETA
Jan 26, 2010 12:00am EST
rampant. not only are theyunning raant in the united states, bu we have been exportg is model of free-maet fundamentalism around the world. exrted it to hti, for example. people shod remeer that he was a disasr before the earthquake because, in part, theunited states govement imposed this free market on the island despite the will of the people, resultg in fairly dire time bere the earthquake. tas: alangreenspan is part of th reason that we were in the mess tha we were in, hang to do wi a lack of due ligence. hehas addressed that. i raise that, because the man thatow has that seat, ben bernanke, w we saw weeks ago, he was the man of the year " ti magazine." i have my own thoughts about that, but share for me what it means whenn esteemed instition like "time magazine" says thathis guy, who was around when all othis deregulation happened, this is the man that deserves be the man ofhe year. what statement does that make wheryour work is concerned? >> ithows a we are deeplyin the nile about the deeper problems regarding runninthe feand the economy. i talk in the book out how in many ways
WETA
Jan 6, 2010 11:00pm EST
to it? >> oh, sure, yes, i do. gularly. here in e united states, in rope and in the middle east. that asrtion is based on the sumption that thenited ates cannot at the same time be total committed t israel's security-- which we are-- and be totally committed to the creation of the palestinian state-- whh we are. ani believe that thoseare not mutually excluse. to the conary, that i believe ey are mutually reinforcing. it will help israel get security fo its peoplef the palestinians have a state and this issue is over. >> rose: grge mitchellfor the hour. next you've had a co in the last 20 yrs, ( screams ) you've had aand in giving collegscholarships... and support to thousds of our nion's... most promising sdents. ♪ ( coca-cola 5-note mnemoc ) captioningponsored by se communications from our studios inew york citythis is charlie rose. >> rose: george mitchell is here. he is president obama's speci envoy to the middle east, t former maine senator and majoty leader has a proven record o okeringagreements. he chaired the ace talks in northern irela that lead to theistoric goodrida
WETA
Jan 12, 2010 5:30pm EST
to that? >> i thinkhat is highly unlike in the case of the united states. it is potentiay possible in the case of rael. we know th the united states, starting under the george w. bush administrion, has had a reportedly $400 million cove program to support gups in iran engaged in activiti to destabize the islamic republic i suppose you codn't completely rule out the possility that a group that is receivingupport from u.s. intelligence might have rried out th aassination of this professor intehran, but i would be very surprised t learn that they had bee explicitly directed to do so b the cia or any other part of the u.s. telligence community. that would be a violation of both american law and longstanding policy t to participate inoreign assassinatio. in the case of israel, there a track record that israeli intelligence wl arrangeor engage in, pticipate in assainations of foreign nationals that they believe constitute a threat to israeli interests. ibviously don't ow that that was the case. in t assassinatio of this iranianprofessor. but there certainly is that histor there. >> talk in
WETA
Jan 10, 2010 10:30am EST
onlwithout baggage, flying from afri or asia to the united states, of course thashould raise suspicions. but going after womewith head scarves is inefctive. >> aberneth so are you saying that yound other muslim leaders ce down more on the side of individu freedom that you do on curity? >> no, i think we have to ve both. you are going to stigmatiz or isolate a polation, that feeds into radicalizatn. part of the racalization problem is when a commity feels isolated, and whenne person. and we're talking about n the concern over lone wols or lone recruits, if that person feels despere, depressed, then he becom prey fo extremist recruiters, and w should do anything and everything to help accelerat integration muslims into american soety. >> abernethyafter the christmas day near-disaster the air near detroit,nd some othe recent events, too, do y sense a growing backsh against muslimin this country? >>here's a rise of the mob mentality. you read the comments a number of stories, you gethe emails,ou get the phone calls. and i feel, unfortunaly, that the level of hostility ainst islam
WETA
Jan 7, 2010 12:00pm EST
ry important word. no other country including the united states recognizes that annexization neitr do the palestinians. but for tsraelis, what theye building in is part of israel. the others don't see it that wa so you have thes wily divergent perspectives on the subject. our view is let's get into negotiations. let's deal with the issues and co up with the solion to all of them including jusalem which will be exedingly difficult but many my judgmen possible. the iselis are no going to stop settlements in... or construction in east jerusalem. theyon't regard that a settlement because they ink it's part of iael. >> rose: people recogniz the annexation. how many count please? to the bestf my knowlee, there aren't any immediaty after the annexion thunited nations... >> rose: so you're going to let them go aad evenhough no one recognizes t annexation. >> you say "let them g ahead." it's what ey regards their country. they don't say there letting us go ahead when we build in manhattan. rose: but dot international rules have somethingo do with what somebody cando to define as their countr >
WETA
Jan 24, 2010 9:00am EST
psyche of the united states. >> of mcmansions and mcdonald's. >> i havheard some criticism of china not giving ve much money r haitian relief, and i wonder what would ppen if chinactually decided to give a lot more in termof manpower d money. woulwe then say whave got the chinese at our doorstep? very, very good point. the way that the chinese have -- ny countries have been pretty well handled in africa by china. >> do we want the chinese so close to cuba, cso close to venezuela, that so many americans would think that china is too close to us? >> americando not like to be number two or number 3 when it comes to anything -- a, proximity to power inhe lfields. i tnk that you are right tha you would find there woulbe more of a rallng cry to come d make sure haiti is taking care of. >> lauren,sn't it the case that we do not like to beumber two, but in many ways we are sliding? we borrow l our money from cha, a a educational system is a disaster. >> energy. energy, a very complicated picture, but certainly o comes from overseas, 60% of it at least. any increase will come overseas in demand
WETA
Jan 10, 2010 10:00am EST
that you just d't need to know wha's going on in your stater e united states. you better know what's gog on all over the rld. >> and i think that'the problem th american news is that we don't tie ough world news togetr and see that we'rell... >> in the same boa >>n the same boat, yeah. >> in the fure, how wi americanlearn about their world and get thinternational news they need? that's our question todayn "the future of new" >> a government thout a tough and vibrant media all sorts is not aoption for the united states of america. >> i tnk the idea of gateway jourlism, of big networks and big newspapers beinghe only voices on the landscap is over. >> this idea of whats credible ultimately comes down to whoo you trust.ho has been trustworthy? >> from the knight stuos at the neeum in washington, d.c., i'm frank sesno. helloand weome to "the future of news," our coersation about old and nemedia and what it means for news and for all of us in e digital age. i'm happy to be joined today by 2 award-winng journalists in theorld of ternational reporting. ann curry of nbc news may be bt known
WETA
Jan 26, 2010 5:30pm EST
still plotting to us weans ofass destruction against th united states. we will talk to the former senior cia officia who wrote it. >>> muslim students in lobbed co under increed scrutiny after the temptedombing of a u.s. ssenger plane on christmas day. >> and what is this? it's stand-up comedy in pakistan. >>> from theifferent perspeives of reporters and analysts from around thelobe, this is "wldfocus." major support has be provided by rosalind p. walter and th peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoti fiscal responsibity and addressing keeconomic challenges facing amera's future. and adtional funding is providedy the following supporters -- >>> gd evening. hk to"worldfocus." i'm daljithaliwal in w york. we start tonigh with what remains a key global suet the beginni of the 20. the economy. and in ma countries, a strule to emerge from th crippling ression. today the internation monety fund provided a worldwide snap shot of where tngs stand and where they are headed saying that the recovery is off to stronger sta than ticipated. it raised its growth forecast this year to 4%
WETA
Jan 20, 2010 5:30pm EST
presents a broad ran. challees and opportunities for the united states. we're joined here once again by christopher bbatini, senior dictor of policy at the council of theameras, and shannon o'neil, a latin amerin special wist the council for foreign relations. welcome. let's begin with this piece we justaw. it is obvusly about a natural resource, lithium. bolivia come tthe forefront argentinalso. are we loong, and is the world looking at south america, latin americin a new way because of these resoues? >> you know, theorld looked at latin america for resoues for decades. we've seen scially las decade, counies like china, the united stats, of course, other countries arou the world comingo latin america for all sorts of resrces. lithium is a big one but we see soy, iron, ore, copr, a basket for the rest of the world. >> is that a ncern for the united states? if we see jan and especially if we see china coming to sou america, are not ere or where we ould be, perha? >>t is an zero sum game. trade with china as well. we'rnot competing for a lot of these resources. in the end, what the demand
WETA
Jan 5, 2010 5:30pm EST
flying into the united states from these 1 specific countries concern will improve our security? >> well,hat they're dng essentially is profiling. and profiling is a tric thin if not done correctly. beuse as anyecurity expert will tell you, routine is weakness. once a pontial pertrator ows what you're lookg for, it becomes easier to skirt th system. havingaid th, i think that some form of profilingis denitely a better technique than what we'v had up to this int. at least in e u.s., whi is a philosophy that, ahilosophy at says every passenger from an infant child to an elderly 95-year-old person in a wheelchair to a fully credential crew member is seen as a potential terrorist. >> you're sayingeally that there are someig holes in the system. let's take an exame, for instance. richard reid, the shoe bomber was from england and he would not have been spped underthesens go, would he? >> no. there e what? 200 countes around the rld. what happens if the next attack or attempted attack mes from maysia or canada? but let m say this. what i he comes fm this chrimas day event is that tsa
WETA
Jan 5, 2010 6:00pm EST
. at least two al-qaeda militants wereilled in theperation. he dend the united states was involved in any w. ou corresndent is the. >> that is because the u.s. embassy has reopened, the crisis is not necessarily ov. far from it. yemen has lot of probls, apart from al-eda. the is a longstandg tribal war in theorth of the country which saudi are read yet -- sai arabia ha bcome involved. in the south, there's a shortage of water. oil is runni out. e american and allied rponse to whahas been going on here -- predent obama has to work out whether what he doesis going to make things bett or worse. there arelenty of people, a divers range of analysts, who wod say a heavyanded milita response will push people furer towards aqaeda. coming up with the best policy prescription is now is goingo be a real challenge. >> as w hrd a littlearlier, addi to president obama's ute concerns about security, thevelation of the suici bomb that killed seven cia workers was aordanian al-qaeda double agent. we've been following delopments from the jordanian capital. >> the reaction is spt between fficial and
WETA
Jan 5, 2010 12:00pm EST
i thin that it's very difcult for governments-- whether it's the united states authorities or others-- to say ere's going to be a rtain riskrom terrorism, you can't have 100% safety andecurity, rticularly in airlinesut alson any other transportatn or place whe the public gather >> rose: and we tk about counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategy wh hank krumpton, a formerc.i.a. opative with deep and wide perience in afghanian. >> we think of war as nations fighting natio, armies fighting armies and we thinf r only in kinetic sense but if you look at thi new era of conflict-- and i thinkhat is, indeed, what we ve-- it requires that many new formsof power d power application-- most of that non-kitic-- in other wos hard power essentia it's critical, but that might only be you first 20%. once y've secured those valley you need maybe anoth 80% at woulde economic developmen infrastruure, alth care, educationto bring those populations into the community of nations a really inoculate throm al qaeda and their affiliates regaing a toe hold, reiningnfluence. >> rose: a stus report an
WETA
Dec 31, 2009 7:00pm EST
was a lot of controversy rrounding the case, a kind of tsle between iraq and the united states over who would try them. who did the ited states assure the iraqito get these meback to the united states? >> well, their governmen wasn't going to allow -- the united states govement was to the going to allow the men to be tried in ira i thk there was a feeling at that would have set a really dangerous pcedent fomilitary personnel and u.s. contractors workingn war zones. so the case s brought to washgton. it was kind of an precedented case bringing u.s. contractors to washington for a tri for a crime allegedly coited in a war zone. and baghd, people in iraq have reay wanted to know w is this going to play out. how is the u.s. dicial system going to hale this case? are we going to get stice? so judge ricardo you arebina led today. what did he say. he w the he sense the ruli and what reasons did he give for it? >> he threw out the tire case. he dmissed the indictment againsall five member. and the reason was he basically said that prosecutors ossed the line. and theyishandled eviden. whatap
WETA
Jan 25, 2010 12:00pm EST
iran might precipitate a wider third war for the united states in the greater middle east a we couldn'tfford that. we thought the smartes strategy was to build up nctions, sport for sanctionagainst iran d we'll see that, think, play out in real life over the next coue of mons. we nted to sne a bright light and a stronger light onhe human-rights abuses of the iranian government. we wanted to draw a military cordon arod iran to contain and theunited ates, i think,s in a good position to do th. and we wanted to pl for the lo-term because we wanted... we didn't want t do anything that would disrt the opposition movent in iran and we thght the early use of force might effectivelyill that opposition movement. anso in playing for the ng term, we assu that theris some kind of solution here short o the use u.s.ilitary force. that is the nd we played that happens to be m own vi as well. >> ros all right. let me go t gary, the iranian hand. which has been infenced, obviously, by the political turmoil after the electi. was that factored in or did this occur before that was... . >> thelecti
WETA
Jan 22, 2010 6:30pm EST
from the fed and under what terms during the cris. >> i don't think the united states congress shld proceed with his nominatn until he tells us what was the coequence of opening up the discount window, excuse me n the discnt window, the loan window, at the feder reserve ba to investment banks for the first time iamerican history. >> reporter: bernanke s made recent moves to addrs his critics saying he welces an investigation in the bailout of a.i.g. he still has the suppo of the white use. a spokesn today says the present thinks bernanke is the besterson for the job and that heill be confirmed by the senate. his predecessor an greenspan alsoave bernanke the thumbs up, telling "nigly businessÑiÑi rert" he's quote "far and away the best person to leathe fed." and many economists, iluding mark zandi say bernke should be reconfirmed >> i would be very surpred if he not re-appointed. if he's not, this would srupt financiamarkets and raise the odds that the econy will not evolve into an expansion >> reporter: wle bernanke is still thodds-on favorite to keep the jobothers say a newñr fa
WETA
Jan 22, 2010 5:30pm EST
relation with the united states and it urged the u.s. to request facts and sp using freedom othe internet to make unjustifd accusations against cha. that brings tos tonight's question. did hiary clinton do the right thing by publicly criticizg ina for censoring ggle and other coent on theweb? you can tl us what you think by going to th "how y see it" section of our websit that's atworldfocus.o. >>>nother story bre yeerday is gettingttention today. we're talking about presiden obama's cas for new restrictions on e activities of big banks, incding their abilit to mke risky bets in th financi bharkts federally insured deposits. this is being llowed closely in simir calls. here ishow it was cered last night by jhn sparks of our british partneritn. >> reporter:t came as a shock in the world'sfinancial capitals today. obama want toust up the big u.s. banks. and he won't ta no for an answer >> if these folks want a fight, it is a fight i'm readyo have. >> reporter: iis a dramatic move by the embattled u.s. president, now atteming to me wall street and t banking lobby that presents it. t
WETA
Jan 1, 2010 8:30pm EST
forhe united states. >> it all comes down the ate of florida. and a caious look ahead. >> whe is t economy hded? >> the wst is definitely or. captioned by the national captioning initute -- www.ncip.org -- >>n december 16, 2009, a young nirian man bought a plane tickett an airport officin ghan he paid almost $3,000 sh. he gave no contact information. didn't give an address. sa young man was on a british wah list. last may t british had banned him from enteringhe u.k. in november of 2009, the same young n's fatr, onef the most prominent men in nigia, had warned t americanembassy about hi son, even met th a c.i.a. offic to talk about his concerns. nonetheless, on december 24t the young manboarded an international flht in nigeria bound for aterdam. he had explosis in his underwear. in amsteam he board a northwest flight, flight 253 bound for detroit. just before landing he tried t denate the explosives. instead he triggered fire aftewhich he wa subdued by passengers and fghtrew. at first theirector of homeland securitysaid there wasn't enoh information to pu the yng man's name the no
WETA
Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
the united states andhe rest of the world, but well-meanin nigerians also note that the man who tempted to blow up that claim held and nigeri passport. there is reaction to the united states. >> we feel thawe do not deserve that. it not representative of 15 million nigeans. he was not trained in nigea. it was outside of this country. gerally,nigerns do not have terrort sentiments. >> on the reets, the i oad agreement. >> it could happen in geria. it could happen awhere else. >> i feel terrib about i. >> what was aost a tragedy for early 300 pssengers and ew on board a fght into detroit has now become aew problem for t people of nigeria. they pbably will not mind the extraecurity at airports so mu as delaymany of them now fear they will have in gting visas go abroad. nigeriis a country that lis and breathes with its business connections. some of those cnections may foa while become more fficult. bbc news >> now, in the past, presidential elections havetorn ukraine apart. the nextote in the next few eks could produce moreplits. the country ha had aurbulent relatiohip wit moscow. w
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Jan 23, 2010 12:30am EST
the fed an under what terms during th cris. >> i don't think the unite states congress ould proceed with his nominion until he tells us what was the nsequence of opening up the discount window, excuse meot the diount window, the loan window, at the fedal reserve nk to investment banks for the first time in amican history. >> reporter: bernanke has de recent moves to adess his critics saying he weomes an investigation to the bailout of a.i.g he still has the suprt of the whithouse. a spokman today says the prident thinks bernanke is the be person for the job and that will be confirmed by the senate. his predecessoalan greenspan al gave bernanke the thumbs up, telling "nhtly businessÑiÑi port" he's quote "far and aw the best person to ld the fed." and many economists, inclung mark zandi say bernankshould be reconfirmed. >> i would be very surprisedf he's n re-appointed. if he's not, this would disrt financial maets and raise th odds that the ecomy will not evolve into an expansi. >> reporter:hile bernanke is still e odds-on favorite to keep the j, others say a newñr face, like san
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Jan 22, 2010 11:00pm EST
give it up. and basically the united states policfrom the beginning has been eith do nothing or we're going to come after you. and the reality is they coulnever put together with the russians and the chinese and otrs, they can't get engh people to along. >> rose: swhen you hear th, you say what? >> well, think i have a major disagreement th gary. because in the simulated game that we played, we did reach out tohe iraans. we asked f negotiations and re turned down. so i d't think 's correct on that accoun would also say that this simulati, it'sery diicult to simulate a real life environment. th was a compressed timetabl it didn't take aount of everything tha president obama has tried to dover the last year. and at is to reach o to the iranns and he has been turned down in tha so if you are trng to aw some larger conclusns from this very brief simulation, i think it is inaccurate to say that sehow american policy is just more of the same. i thk president oa has actuallydvanced american policy and he h built up some capital nowith the ruians and chinese and the europeans, with the uae in
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Jan 5, 2010 11:00pm EST
tall order because the question ishere do you send these tm? if you send them the united states, dollar series of mplicated legal questions th arise. how long c you hold them the united stas? if you can't deport them someace else, do you have to release them the uted states? that would be a horrible outcome. and i thinkne of the questns that ia legitime question is what is the plan in terms ofall ofhe legal framework that applies ifhere comes a point that people come into the uned ates and have to be ld ther so thosere legitima issues to discu which, frankly, go somewhat beyon the particular elements o the decber 25 ot. >> rose: wi respect to the prident'seer on terrorism and the president's definition, john brennan has e president's ear, he's the point person for this esident in defining the war against terrosm? >> he is, it's one of t reasonthe president has asked mr. brennato conduct this review of what happenedn christmas day. he has his u.s. most respect and loyalty d respect for his service so he without a doubt is a point rson. it's why the psident met with him on mday when he ca
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Jan 22, 2010 7:00pm EST
of the united nations,ith other countrs including the ited states. in fact there is a tencity not far from wre i am standing that actually bng administered by the 82 airborne division of t army which is home to abt an estimated 7000 people alrey. but the nt cities that are to you being built a actually farther out of to than even that. and they wl include just simp tents to begin with but farther down the roa they are hing to include moreermanent structures sense we are coming upo in fo weeks time the rainy seas and soon after that thhurricane season and obously tents aren't very good for that. >> warner: now mnwhile ba in the city where you have all these make-ift settlements, what is theid distrition system like ere. is it any better than say yesterday or the dayefore? >>id is getting better and better eve day. efeday i see more water trucks on the street more footrucks distributing aid therere still long lin for it. because food is stl so expensive here everying is pricgouged. so for exampleif your eye drops cost $3 beforehe earthquake, theyow cost $3 you know, everything is in
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Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
economic security of the united state progressiveshould support at effort, as many did today because they understand if y fail to act, social securi isoing broke. medicare is going brok it is t progressive to allow those prrams to fail. >> woouff: senator greg, why is this bipartisan tasforce idea that the o of you were pushing,hy was that the right way to go or w is it the righway to go? >> because thesessues are so big, judy, thayou can't adess them in a partisan way. you have to have evebody at the ble. everytng has to be on the table-- entitlemts and tax issu-- or otherwise the american peopldon't trust the sults. e american people inherently undersnd if it isn't bipaisan, it probably won't be fr. weet up this task force in a manner that not only w bipartisan but also requir super majories to report. 14 o18. so that ither side could gain the other. it required per majorities to pasit in the senate so body could game anybody. the results of thitask force woulbe seen as fair, honest and bipartisan, and wod have popular support which is vy important. any initiati that affect
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Jan 1, 2010 7:00pm EST
of the border. the unit states military operating on both sides the border with boots on the ground in ghanistan d drones in the air in pakistan. ist one big war? >> wel i actually view them somewhat differentl the pastan taliban in the same way the akan liban is not a coherent, vocal organizati. hakani affiliates with t talibabut is not really the taliban. he overlaps the alaeda, the ghan taliban and the pakistan taliban. even more so the paktan taliban is ao a network of networks so under e previous leader whwas actually killed in a dne strike in august t was really hd to argue that the organization o was a coherent as pele said. in fact ey were really clear in tir mission that they were going aftethe pakistani ste. and going after the armyor working with the united states. now the new leader masoud far more brutal ifne can imagine that thehaki mullah is vigorously anti-shi'a which is why under cki mew la. pakistan talib have gone afr these anti- -- these shi'a, vehemtly antihi'a. >> suarez:et's talk more about the brutality. cause now there seems to be an appetite, a willingneson
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Jan 26, 2010 10:00pm EST
ke these dden changes to the interest rate. in the united states, edit cards have functioned within system wre it's legal for card issue to charge any fee or any intert rate they want thout limits. >> the cret card industry has always been the wild west. the card issuerseld all the cards. they could do anythi they want-- $39 late fees and $ over-limit fees; 30% interes rates. d yes, it got crazy. competition ramped up to suca vel that it created an industry tt was out contl. >> bergman: the indury got out control because, over the last 30 years, regulatns on bas and consumer lending that d been in place since the great deession were steadily eliminated. the cops left the streets. there was no one on thbeat. >> bergman: chstopher dodd of connecticut is the chrman of the senate nking committee. >> where werthe regulators in all of this? >> bergm: he says that, for decades, both republicans an decrats voted for deregulation. >> look, ioted for it. >> bergman: u voted for the deregulation? >> yes. but we were wrong. and thmessage out there to the nancial industry was, "go aheaand do wha
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Jan 1, 2010 1:00am EST
culture today. whis shapg our culture? >> i think whais shapi is failure. united states is fled cotry. it's a fail ste. it's a failed constition. in fact the constitutiohas been taken away. >> charliewait a nute. you just sit here and said with great clarity homuch you admireheresident for his intelligence. >> i didn't finish my sentence. right my sentence is: he takes for granite that war is our normal ate. well, i'm not saying heikes . i rather think being an intelligentan who s read a bookr two doesn't like it. but he's up against a media that is going o about our boys a in has way. we can do anything to disturb them in harms way. all of is jk being fed to the people has made us a jky pele. theyon't know anything. don't you get the estion i get all th time. who,do you read that? w do you know what is going on? i id well i had the luck to live five orix years in europe. the newsper are betr abo american news than os. you never ar when you he generaelectric owning nbc. khafrplt of. >>> charlie: ey're selling the war. >> they're sellinghe war. you never getruth out of them. >> charlie
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Jan 13, 2010 12:30am EST
challenge focompanies like micro staing is stiff competition from lower cost prucers outside the united states. the american manufacturing workforce has shrunky more than 40% from it's peak 1979. many econosts fear job losses willet worse, especially if ngress raises corporattaxes or reqres more employers to ovide health insurance for their works. eitherould make it more expense to operate a factory in t u.s. but joe carson thinks nufacturing jobs will start come back, thanks, in partto a falling doar. >> given the changg landscape, particularly othe currency side, a lot foreign firms may start toove production to amera to produce things. we're seeing a shift by auto manufacturers cong to america to produce and prote their market shas. >> reporter: micro stampg says the key tots success is emphasing more than just par oduction. it tries thelp clients cut costs improving product design, turnarnd times, and quality corol. >> lecycles are shorter now than they've ever been in produc. and so trying to bable to manufacture lf way around the world can be vertricky in short life cycle products
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Jan 12, 2010 6:00pm EST
of haiti. a tsami warning s been issued after major earthquake struck. but e ambassador to the united states has called it catastrophe o major oportions. it measuredeven or 7.3, ntered near the capital, port- -prince, and followedy tw large tershocks. eports speak of a hostal collapsing and number of houses destroyed. a local tsunami warning for haiti, cuba, the bahamas, and the dominican public. we will get more on at as soon as we can. i think we nowave our correspondent at vis on the line from maica. it seems -- nick davisn the line from jamca. the >> it seems that it is measured on the richter sle over seven. peoplere saying that hous toppled, the quake lasted for over a minute. now people are trying to rese those who have been affected. there he been two aftershos, which wre at least five of the scale of magnitude. we donow that they are using anhing they canet their hands on ttry to rescu those o are trapped, including farm uipment. >>help us put thi in ntext, i think th are 2.5 to million peop living in port- au-prince but haiti was hit very recently. >> that iight, only in2008
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Jan 13, 2010 6:00pm EST
to ve lives. the people of haiti will have the full support of the united states. the ternetiant google threens to pull out of china. very warm welcome to "bbc wod news," broadca to our viewers pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley coming up later r you -- trying to sue theiplomatic -- trying to sue their diplomatic r withturkey. raelapologizes. and a tug of war over who should keep britain'siggest collection of anglo-saxon treasure. heo. you li in one of the poest countries in t world, 80%f you are no me than $2 per day. you are recovering from three hurricanes and tropic storm. and now this. in haiti, the most powerful ribbean earthquake in 200 years s left it is feared tens of thousands dead and unknown numbers dropped. -- unknown numbers tpped. he is facing an imaginable catastphe. the densely populated capil is now in chaos. we have the rert from the neighboring dominican republi it. already o of thepoorest untries in the world, it was a disaster zone. and now says. -- and now this. >> anarthquake just happened and many people are walking in front of
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Jan 9, 2010 1:00am EST
debt dynamicshat we have right here in the united states. so onceou goglobal and one should gglobal ineasingly u. investors should have a obal mindset, therere oppounities in germany, there's opportunities in t high-quality ergingeconomies. >> grib: real quickly, should this bbuy and hold or just resess everything in 2011? >> susie, we ar today in the rehabilitation of the glob economy with t u.s. economy. yoknow, '08 was the crisis d '09 w a recovery led by policy and '10, we're resetting t system. so nothing is absolutely long term now. i think investors will have to ask themselv more questions more often than was assum in the past. i would look at r the next six mohs and we're going to get a lot of information abo this journey tohat we have cled the new ormal. not the oldnormal, but the new normal. >> gharib: all right. we'll count on you to keep us on track about e new normal. thk you so much. >>hank you. >> gharib: my gut tonight, mohad el-erian, ceo of pimco. >> tom: here are thetories in tonight's "nbr newswheel". stocks rose slightly dpite that employment report the dois up
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Jan 22, 2010 6:00pm EST
rights of internet users. th risk walng themselves off from the progress o the next centy. united states and china he differen views on the issue. we intend to address those differences candly and nsistently. >> o thursday, the chinese foreign ministry spokesm insisted the intern in china is ope he sd that her comments run contrary to the facts and harmful to u.s.-china rations. healled on u.s. t stop using the so-cald freedom of te internet to makenjustified accusations against china. chise internet urs face a multitude of corols. websites are blocke search results are filteredor sensitive marial. the entire internet is sometimes cu off and entire regions. he helpedo design the olymp stadium. even his websites are ofn it shut dow >>n china,the most basic rights such as normal actities involving information or freedom of speech are seriously controlled. this control i ming it more difficult for thpublic to rvive in this information a. >> the google raoas shown an uncomfortable ligh on chinese inteet censorship. it has threatened to sour i lations with the obam administration. bbce
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Jan 23, 2010 12:00am EST
history of e united states back when it happen. those riots reall brought a lot of terrible social issues to the four, -- to the fore, ther was an exos of people. on top ofhat, you basically now have gm and cysler having gone throug bankruptcy, emerging quickly, b much smler. ere are a lot fewer js in the city of detroit there use to pay, and the city of detroit and at southeastern michigan has find a new engine o growth. it not clear what is going replace this the single-legged stool. tavis: with regard your book, "crash course to questions what is the take away from the new book for legislators, policymakers, and at is the take away of the book for consumers? >> for consumers,he take away a feare going to have a much reompetitive, much different car market than just a few yea ago. we used to talk inerms of the big three, geral motors, ford, chrysler you can we that turne out of your vocabulary. what we will have in the future of america is a medium six. there wilbe abt six companies with sewhere between 18%-20% of the car mket, whereas gm is to have half of the car market and ery
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Jan 22, 2010 1:00am EST
united states havever 50% of the assets the american banking industry. d i think thathe obama administration very definitely wants to change those metrics. it wants these companies made aot smaller. it wants this industry broken up. >>nd yet you are saying in your report today, you said that this plan if it does beco law will be a bonanza for shareholders. how so? >> well, basicallyif you thk about it, most of the nsumer products which banks sell, whether it credit cards, mortgages, whher it is auto loans or me-equity loans are just not profitable. they make, they lose aloof money on them. at the presentime. and they have no growth poteial. so if the banks cannot grow, it's--t makes a emendous ount of sense to get rid of thoseusinesses which are the least profitable which are e consumer financedusinesses. once they get rid of those businees, then those businesses are ing tohave trouble findincapital and desit. and that's t reason you won't ge funding fothe american peopl >> so again, ifthis oposal becomes law, which banks, which of the big banks and to gain the mos or investme
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Jan 7, 2010 6:00pm EST
a two-way street. we do not know as much about the united states. we have enngaged in opera- anti-terrorist operations for the good part of 40 years > jordan's position isn uncomfortable one. a prinent muslim middl eastern natio whose policy's are pro-western, butwhose people view the west with suspicion,and some wi violent hatred. >> another suicid attack in southeastern aghanistan has killed a senior secity officer and six others. the bomb detonated explosives in town the killing alleven on the spot and injurinat least 24. ports suggest that it was a curityfficer in the province. copt christians have clashed with police. this was in the can a province. th left midnightass on christmas e. police in khmir said is that troops have shot two gunmenho took over a hotel. the hotel was sormedfter a 24-hour standoff. th gunmatook refuge aft throwing grenades andaking fire -- takinfire in a sy market. sudan cod facehe return of civil war. that is the word from a group of 10 aid agencies. they say that the zero war between north and the south of sudan must be saved. >> still struggling t o
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Jan 10, 2010 9:30am EST
raised? sotimes, that childn you are raising today m growp to be president of the united states. let's no forgethat our president's moer was on weare at one point in time. ever child deserves the minim stdards in order to have food, shelter and clothing. they don't ask to berought here. >> bonni right, they don' but why isn't the gernment behavior, when what was it, buck -- >> buck vs. bell. >> bone: when that law came down. >> whicis still good law by the way. >> bonnie: he state overturned that law -- >> in 1972. >> bonnie: ectly. e point that we're tking about is one ofhe most honor jurists, liverendell hmes, ruled that she wasupposedly the trd -- her child would have been t third generation of imbecils in her generatio anthey alloweder to be steriliz. carrie buck was raped and alwed to conceive. there iso medic chiprogram which currently, i looked it up on the internethisorning, which takes up 31% ofhe federal budt. i think it's timeor -- andhy not, the typical progressive reaction is, ty're chiren, they're here. why aren't weromoting behior at tells the mothe wait a minute, if have t
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Jan 9, 2010 6:00pm EST
public educatn, which they do not pre the jewel of public education the united states, k-12 to colge andniversity system, is now basket case, and it is a tragedy. we have had a political tactic over t last 25 years, and it is t cut, tax cut, tax cut and i wi never ask you to be a citizen and pick up thburden. >> in the case of california, it is hard to have sympathy for us it w spending recklesslin the good years. -- for a state that was spending recklessly in the good use. cided it wou instite its own at stem cell policy,et $3 billion as aesult of referendum on the stem cells, which is not a stassue, but a naonal issue, and it is a slush fund andts research has produc almost nothing. why a steelworkern a poor state ought to beaxed to bail t the indulgences of california is beyo me. >> what -- find i- i cnot say all of these -- but the governors are pret realistic. in cifornia y have a republic governors say to the legislature that ware putting people in psons for too long for small cmes, and ballone the budget for prisons while we are messingith this inewel of our education system.
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Jan 8, 2010 8:30pm EST
the united states, k-12 to clege a university system, is n a basket case, and is a tragedy. we hav had a political tactic overhe last 25 years, and it isax cut, t cut, t cut and i ll never ask you to be a citizen and pick up e burden. >> in the case o california, it is hard to have sympathy for us itas spending recklesy in the good years. -- for a state that was spending recklessly in the good use. decided it wld instute its own at stem cell policy, get $3 billion as a result of referendum on the st cells, which is not a ste issue, but a tional issue, and it is a slus fund and its research has proded almost nothing. why a steelwork in a poor state ought to be taxed to bail out e indulgences of california is beyond m >> what i -- find i -- i canno y all of these -- but the governors are pretty realistic. in califnia you he a republican gernors say to the legislature that we arputting people in prisoor too long for small crime, and balloned e budget for prisonshile we are messing wit this in jew our education system. in nework, david paterson is in terriblerouble politicly worthless.
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Jan 15, 2010 1:00am EST
into equities. >> tom: jack danls, anyone? actually no, if you'ren the philpines. the united states today filea complaint against the philippines at the wor trade organization claming the isld nation discriminat against u.s. bras of booze. mani taxes imported whiskey, brandy, gin, a other alcoholic beverages at muchigher rates than its domtic drinks. that hurts u.s. drink compies li brown-forman, maker of jack daniel and fortune brands. >> susie: our commentator tonight also has some suggestions for chan at the federal reserve. he says e nation's central bank needs a n road map, literally. he's todd buchholz, thor of "lasti lessons from the corner office." >> ben bernanke is hding an olmap. no wonder he didn't sethe recession coming. the federal reserve systemooks like a railroad map from 13. do you realizee have a kansas city fed and a st.ouis fed? but weave no federal reserve nk in southern california or in t entire state of florida. yet the housing bubble in the regions nearly destroy the entire world. they are gateways tour fastest growing tring partners. the arest fed headquarters to
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Jan 14, 2010 12:00pm EST
of the united states in the urgent effort to rescue those trapped beneath the rubb and to deliver the humanitarian relief, the fd, water,nd medicine that haitians will ed in the coming ys. >> rose: joining me by sellite phonis cnn andson cooper. heas in port-au-princ, haiti. just telme what you're seeing and what people are telling you >> i don't know much of the [no audio]ecause it's hard to get sort o[no audio] and i can tell you got here early this morning really on one of the first helicopterflights in an the situation in downtown port-au-prince, which is where i've been traveling around the last..most of ts day, is incredibly dire. right now we've just felttwo sizableftershocks and eve ti... i'm in downtown port-au-prince right now ery time you feel a tershock you can hear people start to scream i these public parks where th are campingut and have bn campg out sinc the first earthquake hit. just aut... i don't think 's hi personly to say every block you goown in downtown portu-prince you see bodies on the side of t road onthe streets and often the relatives are standing th the bo
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Jan 29, 2010 7:00pm EST
hpful. thank you everyby. god bless e united states america. thank you, evebody. (applause) >>oodruff: now, more on the present's appearance before house republicans-- someonwho was there foit all, texas reesentative jeb hensarling. congressman hearling, than for being with us and for standing outn the cold. what did you te away from this usual session? well, you're right, judy, it was an unual session. sten, the president deserves great credit for acceing our invitation. i'm glad that he didt. i'm hoping something goo ll come out of it. we've never en any kind of outreach from speakepelosi to aempt to work on a bipartisan basis. i hope wsee one out of the president. there are some areas maybe we can work on. bui got to tell you, the american peoe want accotability in government. anregardless of whether you are a republican or democrat today i think was at least a chapter i accountability. i mean things like the louisiana puhase and the cornhusker kickback, pple want to e some accountabity. they saw itoday. >> woouff: you asked him a question about the budget 's going to submit next w
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Jan 13, 2010 7:00pm EST
will ve e full support of the united states in the gent effort to rescue tho trapped beneath the rubble ando deliver the humanitarian relief-- the od, water and medine-- that haitia will need in the coming days. >> warner: wh the chaos in haiti, and the u. peacekeeping operation there t of mmission for now, the job of coordinating the masve international respon to the tragedy s fallen t washington. the u.s. isn't functiong as a gatekeep, but definitely as a clearinghouse. the u.s. is mounting the bigst effort so fa headed byajiv shah, e administrator for the u.s. agency for inrnational development. shah told reporters toy that the immediate fos is on saving lis, and preparing for longer term relief. >> we have two urb search and rescue units on their way, bh are units th 72 individuals, people who have siificant training and experse for rescue in urban settin drill through, car as much as is possible rube to identify who can continue with the missioof saving lives. >>arner: the u.s. military is heavily involved as well. general douglafraser, he of e u.s. southern command, sai its
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Jan 7, 2010 7:00pm EST
arabian peninsula-- we knew thathey sought to strike t united states and that theyere recruiting operatives too so, e intelligence community did not aggresvely follow up on and prritize particular streams of intelligee related to a psible attack against the homend. secondthis contributed to a larger failure of analys, a failure to connect theots of intelligence that existeacross our intelligence community. third, this in turn fed to shortcomings in the watch- listing system, whicresulted in this person not bei placed on the no-fly list, thery allowing him to board at plane in amsterdam for detroit. in sum, the u.s. governmt had the information scattered throughout the system to potentially unver this plot and disrupt the attack. rather than a failure to colct or share intellince, this was a failure to conne and understand the intelgence that we alrea had. >> holman: athe president oke, officials released deassified results of the investigation soar. amg the new revelations: e 23-year-old nigerian spect, umar farouk abdulmallab, already was airbne when u.s. customs and border prot
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Jan 27, 2010 12:00pm EST
: how aree going in terms of harrison ford? how is the united states and china... >>e're not doingwell. rose: the people at copenhagen. >> wl, they didn't do it. they didn't do it at all. the only substantial agreement coming out of copenhagen is on avoided defore station. whicis a good sp. but now it has to be fued. peop have to step up to the plate. and what we're talking about here is the remaining tropical fores which are mostly in the trical belt around thequator are some of theost underdeveloped cntries in the world. we need the snding forest to clean thair. >> rose: right. >> the pnet needs that. as well, these forests are... the reserirs are some of the last remaining biodiversity complicated interrelated sections of biological life. if those peoe are not... do not ve anoth economic incentive, they're going to have to cut the trees a sell them to... >>ose: or for fue or something else. >> and what they do ishey cut the trees and they pla low-eld crops, subsistence rming. and then they burn t crop redues and that... the... and they burn theforest as well to ear the lan th proces
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